1. Attend memorial service for Grady de la Cruz today

A memorial service for recent Marquette student, Richard "Grady" de la Cruz, who died in an apparent accidental drowning in Lake Mendota on Wednesday, Aug. 21, will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Grady, a native of Wauwatosa, Wis., was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and had recently transferred from Marquette. Grady's parents will be present at the service. Contact Campus Ministry at 8-6873 with questions.

As a university community, we extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to Grady's family and friends for their immeasurable loss. Those who knew Grady were touched by his presence on campus and will continue to keep his memory alive in the days and months ahead.

During this time of loss, it can help to seek the comfort of others by talking about feelings and memories, praying together or simply spending time together. Resources available to the campus community include:

The Counseling Center also has grief and loss resources available on its website.

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2. ROTC branches to commemorate Sept. 11 on campus

Members of Marquette's three ROTC branches — Air Force, Army and Navy — will host a memorial ceremony at the campus flagpoles, located outside Raynor Memorial Libraries on Wisconsin Avenue near 13th Street, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. Milwaukee Fire Chief Rohlfing will be the guest speaker. The ceremony will include a moment of silence and a flag-lowering ceremony.

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3. Flashing lights available at campus crosswalks to aid pedestrians

The Department of Public Safety reminds pedestrians that button-activated flashing lights are available at three campus crosswalks to aid in crossing busy streets, especially during morning and evening commute hours. Pedestrians must push a labeled button on poles near the crosswalks to activate the flashing lights, which warn motorists to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Button-activated flashing lights are available at the following crosswalks:

  • In the 700 block of 16th St. in front of the Department of Public Safety
  • In front of the Rec Center on 16th St.
  • In front of the Olin overhang on Wisconsin Ave.

Pedestrians are encouraged to activate the flashing lights when crossing the street in these locations.

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4. Farmers' market will be held on campus tomorrow

A series of farmers' markets will be held during September and October, including Tuesday, Sept. 10, Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Westowne Square. Items for sale include fresh produce, apple cider, baked pies and artisan cheeses. Each farmers' market will also feature opportunities to buy lunch, such as pork sandwiches and chili cook-offs. In the event of rain, the farmers' markets will be moved to the Olin overhang.

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5. Free anxiety screenings available on Thursday

The Counseling Center is offering free anxiety screenings for students feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious, Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, rooms 252 and 254. The screening involves completing a brief survey. Students can also learn about the Counseling Center's Biofeedback Lab, which helps students learn relaxation skills while playing interactive computer games.

Counselors will be available to answer questions and free stress balls will be available. For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at 8-7172.

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6. Donate blood during Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week

As part of Leukemia/Lymphoma Awareness Week, Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Registration can be completed online, or by contacting Megan Quaresima. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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7. Sacramental preparation information session is Wednesday

Students interested in preparing to receive the Catholic sacraments of initiation baptism, confirmation and Eucharist should attend an information session Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon in Campus Ministry, AMU 236.

Additional information is available online. For additional information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry at 8-3686.

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8. Flu vaccinations available at clinics throughout campus

Injectable influenza vaccinations will be available to students for $20 at several locations throughout campus. Flu clinics will be held:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Straz Hall atrium
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Eckstein Hall lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, second floor
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, 254
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, second floor
  • Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby, as part of Employee Benefits Day

Clinics are administered by Student Health Service in collaboration with the College of Nursing and the Department of Human Resources.

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9. J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts to be shown publicly

The Raynor Memorial Libraries' Department of Special Collections will host a public showing of selected original manuscripts from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, through the end of 2014. Presentations will take place on the following Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Prucha Archives Reading Room, third floor:

  • Sept. 13, 2013
  • Nov. 15, 2013
  • Jan. 17, 2014
  • March 7, 2014
  • May 16, 2014
  • July 11, 2014
  • Sept. 12, 2014
  • Nov. 21, 2014

All presentations will last approximately 45 minutes. For additional information, contact William Fliss, associate archivist, at 8-5906.

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10. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center hosting seminar on lifestyle and brain health

The College of Health Sciences' Integrative Neuroscience Research Center is hosting a seminar, "Lifestyle and Brain Health: Insights from Models of Parkinson's Disease," Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. Michael Zigmond of the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will present the free seminar.

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11. Biological Sciences hosting seminar on community-based inquiry and STEM courses

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar, "Keys to National Success: Using Community-based Inquiry to Transform STEM Courses to Improve Critical Thinking," Friday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Science, 111. This week's seminar will be presented by Dr. Ian Quitadamo, professor at Central Washington University.

The full schedule for the Department of Biological Sciences' fall seminar series is online. For more information, contact Kristen Boeh, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences, at 8-7356.

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12. Craig Gilbert, Charles Franklin next guests for "On the Issues"

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert and Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will discuss political polarization in the next session of "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Thursday, Sept. 12, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Gilbert, a veteran political reporter who is spending this semester researching political polarization in the region as the Law School's Lubar Fellow for Public Policy Research, calls the Milwaukee metropolitan area "the most polarized part of a very polarized state in a very polarized nation."

Gilbert is working closely with Franklin, who joined the Law School as a full-time faculty member in August after spending 2012 as a visiting professor and director of the Marquette Law School Poll the largest polling project in state history. The two will discuss with Mike Gousha recent voting trends, polling data and the implications of the region's polarization.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who are unable to attend in person, all "On the Issues" events are streamed live online.

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13. Retirement ceremony for DPS Chief Larry Rickard will be Sept. 13

The Office of Administration will host a retirement ceremony for Larry Rickard, director and chief of the Department of Public Safety, Friday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. A reception will follow at the Union Sports Annex. Rickard is leaving the university effective Sunday, Sept. 29, to become director and chief of the Department of Campus Safety and Security at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Rickard led more than 80 professional and 100 student staff members who make up DPS, which is staffed year-round, 24 hours a day. He dedicated 21 years to DPS, including 13 as chief. Rickard started as a public safety officer working the night shift. He worked as a life safety officer improving the university's evacuation plans and was later promoted to lieutenant shift commander and associate director captain before being named chief in 2000.

RSVP by emailing Michele Adler, office assistant in the Department of Public Safety, or calling 8-5242.

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14. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics observatory director to deliver Coyne Lecture

Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, director of the Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present the annual Coyne Lecture Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Tananbaum's lecture, "Highlights from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory," will discuss the telescope designed to detect X-ray emissions from extremely hot regions of the universe, such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies and matter around black holes.

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15. Gift sale to benefit physical therapy scholarship fund

The "almost everything $6" gift sale will take place Wednesday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 13, in the AMU. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. Items will include both licensed merchandise greater than $6 and specials under $6.

Marquette Cash and credit cards are accepted. Those interested in making a contribution to the scholarship fund to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can contact Kathleen Ludington, director of development for the College of Health Sciences, at 8-1410.

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